Nov 25th, 2015
Located in Freeport, Grand Bahama near the Port Lucaya Marina, H2O Bonefishing couples premier angling for large bonefish with a tropical resort rich in amenities. Guests stay at the beautiful Pelican Bay Resort complete with a large pool, hot tub and outdoor bar. Those that prefer not to fish enjoy the area’s shopping scene, casinos, restaurants, tourist activities and pristine white-sand beaches. Anglers fish the expansive and remote flats of Grand Bahama’s northern shoreline. After fishing guests enjoy the lively atmosphere and endless fish stories told in the Bonefish Bar, then head out to the marina where they enjoy many options for drinks and dinner on their own.
Expert Interview with Dylan Rose
Where is the lodge?
H2O Bonefishing is located near the Port Lucaya Marina in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
How do I get there?
Guests usually fly in to Freeport, Grand Bahama via either Miami or Fort Lauderdale. New flights on Delta direct from Atlanta are on the way starting mid-December.
When should I go?
Peak months are March through May with the fall season being very productive for large bonefish September – November.
Where do they fish?
The expansive flats, lagoons and mangrove estuaries of the northern side of Grand Bahama island.
How do they fish?
Anglers fish two per boat in flats skiffs and take turns on the bow of the boat.
What fish will I catch?
Larger than average Bonefish are the main quarry, with some opportunities for barracuda, permit and tarpon.
How many fish will I catch?
Any time you land double digit numbers of bonefish in a single day it is a good day!
Where do we stay?
Guests stay in the large and well appointed Pelican Bay Resort.
Is there wade fishing?
Yes, some wade fishing is available, although most of the fishing is accomplished from the boat.
Does the lodge provide equipment?
The lodge does have some tackle available for rent, although it’s best to bring your own equipment if possible.
What is your favorite rod(s) for the trip?
Currently my favorite rod for this trip is a Sage Salt 9ft – 8wt. It’s powerful enough to deal with the wind and versatile enough for bonefish, juvenile tarpon or permit.
Are there other activities?
H2O Bonefishing is the perfect destination for hard-core Bonefish enthusiasts but also offers families, couples and non-anglers a myriad of great non-fishing activities. Golfing, snorkeling, diving, biking, kayking, horseback riding, mo-ped rentals, and beach going is just the start.
What are the physical demands?
Physical demands are generally not an issue.
Dangers and annoyances?
Some mosquitoes and biting black flies can be present. Bringing long sleeves and pants as well as a good bug repellent is a good idea.